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I need a machine!

Started by Claudia Cabezas. Last reply by Jack Feb 21, 2013. 3 Replies

Aurelia Digit vs Aurelia S

Started by BUNA. Last reply by Mickael May 19, 2011. 1 Reply

Manual / Program Instructions for PROMAC GREEN ME (2 Group)

Started by Thomas Ervin-Ward. Last reply by FixYourEspressoMachine Feb 18, 2010. 2 Replies

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Comment by Chad Kimm on February 7, 2012 at 7:24am


Does anyone have any information on VFA.  They do not seem to be in business anyone and need parts.  We have an unfortunate customer with three of them, two of which have been robbed to keep the third going.  

Any insight would be great.

Thank you,  Chad

Comment by Mickael on May 19, 2011 at 5:49pm
I'm rebuilding a linea2av, follow along at
Comment by Paul Tostberg on October 25, 2010 at 9:41am
What the usefull life of a set of Mazzer Robur conical burrs? I was told it was 1,600 lbs. but just replaced them after 1,200 lbs. due to typical signs of burr fatigue. A bit disappointing but mainly need to know what to plan for. Please share.
Comment by Chris Son on October 18, 2010 at 6:19am
hey sup everyone!! im about to open up another cafe... thinking of changing my espresso machine. Can neone help me out on which machines is good? ne recommendation? i was thinking either getting the la cimbali GT or WBC simonelli. And also an espresso small grinder... thanks!!!
Comment by Jesse Darwin on March 4, 2010 at 4:51pm
hey guys, im having a problem with an 85 series san marco, the old HX machine has been completely rebuilt, ive been purging the group before each pull to cool the groups. my issue is that im still getting air bubbles in my shot. pressure is running about about 1,1. any help is appreciated. if there is any other details about the machine that you need to know just ask. thanks
Comment by Claudia Cabezas on February 14, 2010 at 10:23pm
I'm looking for insider information. I'm thinking of opening a mobile coffee company and I don't know what kind of machines I should look for. HELP!
Comment by Paul Tostberg on February 4, 2010 at 9:16am
Anyone care to share their experience with either the Kony-E or Mahlkonig K30 espresso grinders?
Comment by Jackson Ball on January 5, 2010 at 3:09pm
Joe - simply put, a paddle group is an addition to the grouphead that allows the barista to customize pre-infusion. Pre-infusion saturates the coffee with water before it goes under full brew pressure/extraction. It creates better shots generally speaking.
Comment by Coffeehorse on December 29, 2009 at 10:20pm
true that :) the Strada is est. Q2/summer 2010 by last account, so that's probably Q3-Q4 based on LM history.
Comment by Bryan Wray on December 29, 2009 at 9:49pm
Oh man Joe, we are going to have to take some field trips...

You need to get on a Slayer if you haven't yet, and a paddle group at least. The new LM Stradas are where it's at, though. (Not Hydra Coffeehorse... Hydra is Synesso and has been out for a while now) Do yourself a favor and start researching these things now Joe. (Any updates on the Strada anyone?)


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